Partners

Simon Yuan, CPA 袁思弘會計師 Managing Partner

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In 1989, Mr. Yuan founded Simon Yuan Accountancy Corporation. In 2005, Mr. Yuan co-founded Simon & Edward, LLP, an accounting firm, which is an independent member of the BDO Seidman Alliance, headquartered in Los Angeles.


 His early recognition of the global marketplace and his extensive network and work in China and Taiwan resulted in the rapid expansion of his firm’s services to those countries, where he has established a network of affiliates and local representatives to better serve client needs. In addition, his experiences in initial public offerings, registration statements, reverse mergers, private placements, PIPE transactions, compliance reporting have contributed to the growth of the firm’s client base both in United States and abroad. Mr. Yuan is fluent in Chinese and serves as an accountant and business advisor in Asia, providing specialized auditing and accounting services to public and non-public companies throughout the United States, China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.


Mr. Yuan is an active leader, officer and participant of many professional communities, and charitable organizations. He had served as former Chairman in 1998 and as a current Director of Sino-American Certified Public Accountant’s Association, a professional organization has more than one hundred Chinese-American CPAs’ members in Southern California. He also sat in advisory board in some local banks. He enjoys sharing his expertise with business communities on numerous subjects through frequent seminars and workshops.


Mr. Yuan receives his Master in Accountancy degree from Ohio State University. Prior to founding Simon & Edward, LLP and Simon Yuan Accountancy Corporation,, he was a Senior Internal Auditor for Wells Fargo Bank, a Tax Auditor for the State Board of California, and a Senior Auditor for Moore Stephens (a top eight international accounting firm).


Education

Master of Accountancy, Ohio State University

Jessica Lin, CPA 林美瑤會計師 Assurance Partner

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Ms. Lin has more than 25 years of experience in accounting and auditing both publicly traded and privately held companies in the United States, China, and Taiwan.


Prior to joining Simon & Edward, Ms. Lin served as a Senior Audit Manager in KPMG Taiwan.

Ms. Lin has significant experience assisting clients ranging in size from small private business to multi-national corporations. Ms. Lin has worked extensively with the Securities and Exchange Commission reporting requirements, preparing comment letters for use by management to improve their systems of internal accounting controls, developing policy and procedures manuals, and working with the clients’ accounting department and the audit staff to properly plan the engagement to provide for its effective and efficient completion. 


Ms. Lin has also conducted research on a variety of complex accounting and SEC compliance issues related to initial public offerings, registration statements, reverse mergers, and private placements in a variety of industries and especially in international business based in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Education


BS, Accounting, Tamkang University, Taiwan